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Jay McBain
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Lives in Wynantskill, NY
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Learn how to build loyalty within your #channel: http://ow.ly/JA3So #mobile #app
If there is one thing that is constant, even in the field of business, it’s change. Through the years, the business landscape has evolved in more ways than one, which has forced management to take advantage of novel strategies to keep up with the shifts in the demands in the marketplace. Nonetheless, the adoption to these changes does not come easy for many companies, especially...
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A fresh look at Partner Onboarding - http://channeleyes.com/partner-on-boarding-missions/
Partner On-Boarding can we difficult, but with the right tools,your partners will be successful. Learn more...
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ChannelEyes featured in VSR Magazine this month - Mobile App Helps Partners & Tech Suppliers Connect - http://vsr.edgl.com/reseller-news/Mobile-App-Helps-Partners---Tech-Suppliers-Connect97771
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10 Must-Try Channel Growth Hacks for 2015
Welcome to the future. Not the flying cars, robotic future that the Jetson's envisioned, or even the hoverboard, self-tying Nike's from Back to the Future. The future of the Channel is grounded in new demographics, new business models and new definitions of...
Welcome to the future. Not the flying cars, robotic future that the Jetson's envisioned, or even the hoverboard, self-tying Nike's from Back to the Future. The future of the Channel is grounded in new demographics, new bus...
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Brooklyn is 9 months today!
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Teaching an MBA class today at RPI - will focus on influencers, connectors and dandelion marketing.
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What do we do at ChannelEyes?  Find out in 1 minute... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Rzc24-R7eU
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2015 Industry Outlook: 46 Ideas from Channel Leaders
Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine this month published 46 predictions for 2015 by Channel Executives of all backgrounds. Here are my Channel predictions for 2015: Tell us the most significant changes you saw occurring in the channel in 2014. The most signi...
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Some of my predictions landed in the Vertical System Reseller Magazine's 2015 Industry Outlook: 46 Ideas from Channel Leaders this month - http://vsr.edgl.com/reseller-news/2015-Industry-Outlook--46-Ideas-from-Channel-Leaders97762
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It doesn’t come as a surprise that things are changing faster than ever across the partner ecosystem. Here are some tips to help channel partners rise above the noise and grow in 2015.
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Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer
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Futurist, blogger, speaker, pervasive computing expert
Employment
  • ChannelEyes
    Co-Founder & CMO, 2011 - present
    ChannelEyes just announced ChannelCandy - an Enterprise Mobile Platform designed for vendors to communicate and engage with their channel partners on the go. Running across virtually every mobile device, it puts real-time Partner Program highlights, news, alerts, and sales tools in the hands of the channel. Top Vendors, Distributors, Franchisors and Associations have chosen ChannelCandy to power branded Mobile Apps for their members and partners. Learn more at http://www.channelcandy.com
  • Autotask
    Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, 2010 - 2011
    Responsible for developing and executing Autotask's strategy for growth into new market opportunities. Accelerating the growth of an industry leading suite of cloud based software products and building the Channel programs, marketing and sales execution into new markets and communities.
  • Lenovo Group
    Director, Small and Medium Business, 2005 - 2010
    Develop and execute Lenovo's SMB strategy for North and South America. Design an innovative product/pricing portfolio and build the promotions and routes to market to grow Lenovo's share in this critical market segment. Work closely with key Channel Partners, Distributors, Retail/eTailers as well as consultants, ISVs and influencers.
  • IBM Canada
    Business Unit Executive, 1994 - 2005
    Invented a new approach to effectively cover “whitespace”. The Knowledge Worker Index, now in use world-wide with IBM in several product divisions, features a scoring algorithm to analyze industry, geography, buying behaviour, and employee size and proactively report sales coverage opportunities.
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Wynantskill, NY
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Durham, NC - Markham, ON - Bradford, ON - Newmarket, ON - Winnipeg - Calgary - Lethbridge - Edmonton
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518-203-3030
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573 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 3B East Greenbush, NY
http://www.channeleyes.com http://channeleyes.blogspot.com
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Futurist, blogger, speaker, pervasive computing expert, speed demon & co-founder of ChannelEyes
Introduction

Jay McBain is an accomplished speaker, author and innovator in the IT industry. Named to the Top 40 Under Forty list by the Business Review, Top 25 Newsmaker by CDN Magazine, Top 100 Most Respected Thought Leader by Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine, member of Global Power 150 by SMB Magazine, as well as Top 250 Global Managed Services Executives by MSPmentor. He is often sought out for keynotes, industry guidance, as well as business development opportunities. 

Jay currently serves as Chair of the CompTIA Vendor Advisory Council and Chair of MSP Partners Community. He is also a board member of the Channel Vanguard Council, Ziff Davis Leadership Council, CRN Channel Intelligence Council and STEP - Sustainable Technology Environments Program with InfoComm. 

Jay has spent his 18 year career in various Executive sales, marketing and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo and Autotask. He is currently the co-founder of a new software company called ChannelEyes. It is the world's largest mobile platform for vendors to connect with their channel partners.

As a futurist, and long standing member of the World Future Society, Jay is an expert in Pervasive Computing which is the study of future computing models and the resulting impact on society, as well as Managed Services, Healthcare IT, Voice over IP and Cloud Computing. 

An avid blogger, community and social media expert, Jay has developed an innovative “dandelion marketing” approach engaging in a wide range of communities across dozens of channels around the world. 

Jay has lived in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Raleigh, and now in Albany, New York. He actively gives back to the community and has been on the board of the United Way, Models for Charity and Junior Achievement.

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Education
  • University of Lethbridge
    Management Information Systems, 1990 - 1994
  • Henry Wise Wood
    High School, 1987 - 1990
  • John Ware
    Junior High School, 1984 - 1987
  • Braeside
    Elementary School, 1982 - 1984
  • Sir Alexander Mackenzie
    Elementary School, 1978 - 1982
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June 24, 1972
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reviewed 10 months ago
CAUTION - DO NOT book wedding at Surf Club in New Rochelle! We had our wedding at the Surf Club in New Rochelle in July 2013. We had read the other horrible reviews but somehow thought it was other people just griping. Boy, were we wrong! We had the same experience as most of the bad reviews: - Slow service, no callbacks - Lack of care, extremely low attention to detail - Big promises in sales room, little delivery on big day However, it got much worse! 1. DISHONESTY - They disrupted our wedding after the ceremony and demanded $2,500 cash before they would serve dinner. This was a false claim of "extra people" and they would not accept a check or credit card. Our groomsman had to drive all over town looking for ATM's - this delayed the wedding 90 minutes and we were not able to have a proper dance. My bride was obviously in a panic and there was no reasoning - I overheard the owner, Sal, swear at us while he was talking with one of his minions. 2. BAIT AND SWITCH - We negotiated our wedding with their salesperson, got it in writing, and then he mysteriously dissappeared from the place. We got a call months later, after paying $5K in downpayment saying "are you still getting married here?" We received a call 6 days before the wedding and they changed the signed contract by removing the Viennese hour unless we paid more! 3. UNETHICAL - They wanted everything in cash since the day we locked in our date. Perhaps everything isn't on the up-and-up. Will copy IRS on this review. 4. BROKEN PROMISES - Everything from "top shelf" liquor that was never served, to carving stations that never appeared. They force you to use their florist who then significantly overcharges. They promised to charge "half price" for children and vendors - they ended up charging us full price and more. 5. POOR TREATMENT of vendors - the photo booth guy had to carry his equipment up the stairs because they gave him a liability excuse on the elevator. The DJ, videographer and photographer were all limited to what they could do and where they could go even though we had the place to ourselves. While they were demanding the extra cash from #1 above - they would not let the DJ play music. Needless to say, it was a cluster from the very beginning. They have a nice location, but feel that no effort or investment needs to be made on customer service. Two thumbs down.
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reviewed a year ago
Chris Collins Plumbing did an excellent job putting in a gas stove today. They took the extra time necessary and the attention to detail was second to none. Will definitely call them for all of our future needs and recommend to others.
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reviewed 3 years ago
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Drove 45 minutes to restaurant to find it part of a gas station and they would not accept a valid Groupon (and told us to go get our money back from them as they are not honoring anymore) - would not recommend
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reviewed 2 years ago